Archive for Wednesday, October 25, 2000


October 25, 2000

Lloyd Wayne Owens


Services for Lloyd Wayne Owens, 71, El Dorado Springs, Mo., were Sept. 24, 2000, at the Buchanan Chapel, Monett, Mo. Burial was in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Monett.

Mr. Owens died Sept. 21, 2000. He was born June 15, 1929, the son of James Arthur and Goldie Ann Tinker Owens.

He lived in Bonner Springs for 26 years and moved back to Monett, Mo., following his retirement in 1989. He moved to El Dorado Springs, Mo., three years ago.

He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Monett Christ United Methodist Church and the Monett National Guard.

He married Naomi Lawson in 1952. She died in 1986. He married Tina Sue Dunkin, April 30, 1988. She survives, of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Allen Owens, Aurora, Mo.; three daughters, Barbara Holmes, Winfield, Mo., Gail McCourt, Kansas City, and Charlotte Kerns, Davenport, Iowa; a brother, Robert Owens, Monett, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Clara Maye Kramer


Services for Clara Maye Kramer, 71, rural McLouth, were Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, at Sacred Heart Church in Tonganoxie with Rev. Mark Goldasich officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Tonganoxie.

Mrs. Kramer died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, at Cushing Memorial Hospital in Leavenworth. She was born Jan. 13, 1929, in McLouth, the daughter of Edgar Gheen and Clara "Irene" Magill Grace. She was a lifelong resident of the McLouth area.

Mrs. Kramer retired in 1998 after serving many years as the secretary and office manager for Mount Calvary Cemetery in Leavenworth, She also served more than 10 years as secretary for the St. Casimir-Sacred Heart Church office in Leavenworth.

She had been bookkeeper for the Jefferson County Co-op elevator in Oskaloosa and the Jefferson County Memorial Hospital in Winchester. Mrs. Kramer had also taught school for a short time at the Valley Grove School in southeast Jefferson County.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Tonganoxie and of the Ladies Altar Society of St. Lawrence Church in Easton.

She was a 50-year member, treasurer and secretary of the Plum Grove Grange, a member and past treasurer and secretary of the Jefferson County Historical Society.

She was also a member and sewing volunteer with the Crackerjack 4-H Club in Jefferson County.

She was a 1947 graduate of McLouth High School and attended Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia.

She married Andean Francis Kramer on April 22, 1950, in Tonganoxie. He survives, of the home.

Other survivors include five sons, Kenneth Kramer, McLouth, Kevin M. Kramer, Manhattan, Kan., Kerry M. Kramer, McLouth, Kelly M. Kramer, Peachtree City, Ga., and Kris M. Kramer, Lawrence; three daughters, Sue A. Kramer, Puyallup, Wash., Audeana M. Connel, Lansing, and Glenda G. Wilk, Topeka; two brothers, Paul Dean Grace, Lawrence, and Ernest Grace, Bloomington, Ill.; two sisters, Jeanette "Betty" Puckett, Seattle, and Aleen Backenstose, Rochester, Minn.; 15 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

An infant son, Morris Ray Kramer, died in 1953.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Sacred Heart Church of Tonganoxie or the Jefferson County Historical Society, sent in care of Barnett Funeral Home, 820 Liberty, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa, 66066-0416.

Brook Tyler West

Services for Brook Tyler West, infant daughter of Tyler and Brandyn (Kesselring) West, Lenexa, were Monday, Oct. 23, 2000, at the Central Church of the Nazarene in Lenexa. Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery.

She died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000, at her home. She was born Aug. 27, 2000, in Overland Park.

Survivors include her parents; two brothers, Blake and Brady, of the home; her grandparents, Eric and Connie Kesselring, Lenexa, and Chuck and Patty West, formerly of Tonganoxie and now of Gower, Mo.; her great-grandparents L. H. Kesselring, Marietta, Ohio, Helen Johnson, Hendersonville, Tenn., and Doris Druley, Tonganoxie.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Central Church of the Nazarene Building Fund. The memorials will be directed to the nursery.

Amos Family Chapel, Lenexa, handled arrangements.

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